For the production of various workpieces and parts for the American Navy, our new customer counts on the quality, precision and reliability of WaldrichSiegen machines and has therefore upgraded its machine park with a ProfiTurn V 4500/60-Y vertical lathe. The ProfiTurn V-series sets standards in the market in terms of precision and performance. The hydrostatic guides in all machine axes ensure excellent damping properties, even during heavy-duty cutting. A clear, modular machine program covers a complete spectrum of standard models for a wide range of applications.
The customer can easily machine parts with a height of 6,000 mm and a weight of up to 60 t. The travel on the Y-axis, which is equipped with a movable crossrail, is 2,500 mm. The turning diameter is 4,500 mm. To ensure significantly improved tracking of the machining process in close proximity to the tool engagement point, the slide which has an extension travel of 3,500 mm, has an integrated interface that can be used to connect an additional camera so that machining inside the workpiece can also be monitored with ease. Thanks to the higher number of hydrostatic pockets for the Z-axis, the WaldrichSiegen machine delivers significantly more milling power than competitors products, even with the slide fully extended, enabling faster machining of customer workpieces while maintaining the precision.
To meet the ever-changing requirements of the customers to be supplied, there is also the option of using a universal milling head, which can be implemented at any time thanks to the masterhead interface. In addition, the machine is equipped with an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to prevent damage to the component and/or the machine in the event of a power failure.